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McMackin highest-paid coach in Western Athletic Conference

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:26 p.m. HST, Nov 17, 2011

Hawaii's Greg McMackin is the highest-paid head football coach in the Western Athletic Conference this year, according to a survey of salaries compiled by USA Today that was published today.

McMackin's salary is listed at $1.15 million, nearly double that of the second highest-paid coach, Fresno State's Pat Hill. Hill is listed at $679,000 after taking a $500,000 salary reduction. The Bulldogs play the Warriors Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Nevada's Chris Ault, whose Wolf Pack lead the WAC, receives $438,952.

Former UH coach June Jones receives $1,727,082 at Southern Methodist while Navy's Ken Niumatalolo, a former UH quarterback and assistant coach, earns $1,538,190.

Texas' Mack Brown is listed as the highest-paid college coach in America, receiving $5.19 million.

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